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Head of Post Diploma School

Leonardo School
Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Date Added: Mar 11, 2024

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We put learners and learning first. Learning is affected by both internal factors (such as emotions,

motivation and general health and wellbeing) and external factors (such as environment, curriculum and

relationships). The Head of School is ultimately responsible for the quality of learning within their school

and influences this through leading, engaging and motivating their teaching and school support teams and

working in partnership with them to harness positive factors and mitigate or overcome those that detract.

At ISP, everyone is a learner. So as one of our Heads of School, you are also a learner. Your ability to

embrace and model a growth and development mindset, demonstrating a desire to learn and build on

your capabilities, as well as fostering the learning and growth of your team, will be fundamental to your

schools success.

Learner (ISP definition)

The ISP learner recognises that their mindset, experiences and actions drive their learning

outcomes. With this awareness, they exercise voice, choice, and ownership over their process of

learning - leading their learning and the learning of others.

The Role

ISP is looking for passionate Post Diploma Head of School who have a knowledge and understanding of the Post Diploma system. The ideal candidate will be Bi-Lingual in both Italian and English.

About ISP

ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and operators who have worked together over many years. Our growing group of private schools located in the UK, the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and Vietnam educate children and students from 218 years of age. We have now expanded to 57 schools that employ over 8,000 sta and deliver multiple curricula to over 46,000 students located across the globe.

We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that can forge successful careers and lives, in a rapidly changing world. Our goal is to enable our schools to be the leading school of choice in their local area. At ISP we continue to engage with schools around the world that are interested in becoming part of our global group of schools and look forward to welcoming more students and sta to the group.

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

Post Diploma Head of School activities

  • Promotion of existing and new courses;
  • Be the image pf the school for families and students;
  • Coordination of curriculum design;
  • Organization of agendas for different courses and academic years;
  • Communications and student relations;
  • Instructional coordinator and responsible for educational credits on the Regional platform;
  • Tutor for curricular internship;
  • Committee chairperson during qualifying exam sessions;
  • Preparation of website content and brochures;
  • Management of "Open day" course presentation, individual interviews with students and families;
  • Planning of promotional interventions in collaboration with advertising agency (social/google campaigns; participation in orientation fairs; sports events...);
  • Planning of new courses also in collaboration with other educational institutions (universities) or Companies;
  • Establishment and management of working groups (secretary, faculty, collaborators);
  • Relationship and contact with faculty to prepare calendars and teaching activities;
  • Coordination and supervision of secretarial activities
  • Entertains relations with national, regional and local institutions;
  • Recruits, engares and manages the best teachers in order to give the best educational service to students

ISP Leadership Competencies

You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.

  1. Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
  2. Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.
  3. Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.
  4. Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
  5. Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
  6. Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
  7. Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
  8. Leading & Inspiring Others. Supports, encourages and inspires students, colleagues and teams so that they give their best.
  9. Understanding People. Is a very good judge of talent, can objectively articulate the strengths and motivations of people inside or outside the organization.
  10. Influencing & Communication. Consistently informs, influences, and inspires students, parents, and colleagues through timely and effective communication.
  11. Agile. Responds and adapts to changing circumstances; manages and solves problems by providing solutions in a climate of ambiguity.
  12. Strategic, Commercial & Financial Awareness. Has the ability to apply understanding of the business and industry to improve effectiveness and profitability.
  13. Planning & Decision Making. Makes decisions on the best course of action and then plans, organizes, priorities and balances resources to achieve the desired outcome.
  14. Diversity & Equity. Has the sensitivity, awareness and skill to understand the values, behaviors, attitudes and practices across cultures that supports all children and adults to learn and work effectively.

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.

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